Volunteer of the Year: Olson Family
Each year, MyRWA recognizes the outstanding contributions of a single volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” in their efforts to document or help improve the conditions of the Mystic River. This year, MyRWA had the unique opportunity to award the Volunteer of the Year Award to the Olson family: Tracy and Tom and their 3 children, Andrew, Erica and Lydia. Over ten years ago Tracy began sampling the Aberjona River as part of MyRWA's Baseline Monitoring Program. Through this program, Tracy intended to connect her children with hands-on science. Their 10+ years of collective monitoring efforts include 120 visits to the river and hundreds of hours of volunteering!
Congratulations to the well-deserving Olson family!